In a recent interview on BBC, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest revealed that he had not received a penny from the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) as royalties since he started doing music, a statement which received several reactions until Rex Omar addressed the issue.
The issue of music royalties has been a major topic for Ghanaian musicians and a burden for most of the A-list acts whose music are used routinely.
Commenting on the issue, Chairman of GHAMRO, Rex Omar, revealed that M.anifest had not assigned his works to GHAMRO – which means he could not take his royalties from them simply because he’s not a registered member but the ‘godMC’ has reacted in the affirmative regarding royalties he receives from other countries.
According to M.anifest, he is not a registered member of South African Music Right Organisation (SAMRO) and UK’s Performing Rights Society (PRS), yet he gets royalties from them.
I’m not a member of samro or prs sir but s.a and u.k royalties have been flowing. Thanks for understanding. You’re a legend BTW! Much respect. https://t.co/xC5uU7KqoQ
— M.anifest (@manifestive) March 14, 2018